In today's Watery Wednesday we are concentrating on the Element of Water -- literally! A Viking-style burial at sea; bottled water and the California drought; coastal cities under threat due to sea-level rise; thirstiest plants; California water witches; and swimming the wild waters of New York City.
A recent Viking-style burial drew attention from Heathens and Pagans who'd like to do likewise. The Wild Hunt's Cara Schultz has the story.
In today's Pagan News Beagle Fiery Friday, we have stories of interest to activist Pagans and their allies: religion in politics (Americans want more); religion in schools (Pagans want less); FL Governor Rick Scott gets hammered on global warming; smart phones for food justice; and cattle farmers build a local food economy.
Do Americans want more religion in political life? According to this Pew Center survey, the answer is a resounding "yes."
Happy Monday, Beagle fans! Today's Airy Monday post includes news from space -- Hayley's comet, GRACE satellite shows water cycles, building blocks of life in a distant galaxy -- plus an academic Pagan conference calls for papers and a scholarly collection of sources on witchhunting history.
First up: news from SPACE! (How much more Airy can you get?) October's skies will light up with some extra excitement 10 days before Samhain, courtesy of Hayley's Comet. Get the details here.
Greetings, Pagans and allies! Today's activist "Fiery Tuesday" includes stories on Pagans at the Climate Change march, the next Religious Rights case before the Supreme Court; the fate of a village already experiencing climate change, sustainable paths for cities, and a mobile farmer's market.
Many Pagans attended the recent Climate Change March in Manhattan; Terrence Ward offers this report on their experiences.
The New Moon pulls me from sleep. I come into consciousness to the sound of rain outside my bedroom window. We are in a drought here in California and although it is two-thirty in the morning, I find my thirsty self wandering downstairs and out the back door to stand naked in the Dark Moon night, grateful for soft rain falling on my body. I feel it touch me as it makes its way to The Earth. It is not a hard rain, the softness of it are tiny kisses on my upturned face. I kiss it back and delight in the moisture. Everything around me does the same, tiny wet kisses for the thirsty dirt and parched roses.
For our Earthy Thursday feed today, we have five stories (and one lovely photo) about Gaia, our lovely planet and Earth goddess. A double rainbow; a deadly garden; rooftop gardening; butterfly conservation; climate change evolution; and small farm families.
Welcome to Autumn, Pagan Beagle fans! Today's post includes a photo essay on the people who marched at the Climate Change protest in NYC; a video that advocates using "open source" tactics in climate change campaigns; lock-out of Big Oil from UN climate talks?; urban gardens rule; climate change deniers meet their match.